FAIRFAX, Va., Logos Technologies announced Thursday the tower-mounted version of its Serenity hostile fire detection system passed a live fire test last month in Arizona.
Serenity is designed to detect sources of enemy fire and is usually mounted on a high-flying tethered blimp, or aerostat, to provide city-size coverage the company said in a statement.
The latest modifications mean the system can now provide such coverage from towers.
Mounting the system on a lower-altitude mast required compensating for differences in range, taking Serenity one step closer to being put up on masts at U.S. bases and warzone installations, Logos said.
Fifteen such units have already been delivered to the U.S. Army, the company said.
Serenity combines two electro-optical pods with an acoustic sensor, developed by Hyperion Technology Group, to better react to incoming enemy fire and locate its point of origin.
The system, weighing less than 80 pounds and light enough to ride on drones, reduces the false alarms associated with other hostile fire detection systems, Logos said.
Serenity was developed in concert with the Army Research Laboratory.
By Geoff Ziezulewicz